Monday, June 30, 2014

“I read the news today, oh boy …” (End Of June Edition)

Vice President Joe Biden and his press secretary, Darren Criss, educate the public on shotgun use while politicians and pundits broadcast warnings of flying robots and spies. At least it certainly looks that way, thanks to the magic of The Gregory Brothers and their collaboration known as Schmoyoho, who "songify" the news to make it almost palatable.

Meanwhile, elsewhere on planet Earth:

Some people think that putting "Euro stickers" on their cars makes them look well traveled. Others think it just makes them look obnoxious. One thing for certain, is that many who travel to exotic places this summer will need a refresher in how not to behave. [Slate]

Every now and then, a story comes along where you have to believe there's more to the story than it being told. In this case, it also begs a question, as to why certain employees of the Environmental Protection Agency failed to at least submit an environmental impact statement before they, uh ... [Government Executive]

The town of Swett, South Dakota, with a population of two, is up for sale. Get it now, before the wealth from the oil boom in North Dakota starts to spread south. [Rapid City Journal]

Would you like weed with that? A Maryland woman who ordered a meal at a Sonic Corp fast-food restaurant got something extra with her French fries. Too bad she wasn't in Colorado. [Reuters]

And that's all the news that fits. As the week goes on, stay tuned, and stay in touch.

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